It sounds like Jalen Mills‘ season has come to an end. Zach Berman of Philly.com reports that the Eagles cornerback will likely be shut down due to a foot injury. The team will also reportedly place the defensive back on the injured reserve.
The 24-year-old has been out since late October after injuring his foot, and the Eagles kept him on the active roster with the hope that he’d be able to return from the stretch run. Berman notes that Mills was seen wearing a boot this week (he wasn’t seen wearing a boot immediately following the injury), and with only four weeks remaining, Philly decided to shut down the former seventh-round.
The 2016 seventh-round pick was having another productive season, compiling 42 tackles and nine passes defended in eight games (eight starts). Mills had a standout campaign for Philly last year, finishing with 64 tackles, 14 passes defended, and three interceptions (including a pick-six).
The Eagles secondary has been ravished by injuries, as Mills will be joining fellow starting cornerback Ronald Darby and starting safety Rodney McLeod on the injured reserve. With Avonte Maddox recovering from a knee/ankle injury, Philadelphia is left with five healthy cornerbacks on their active roster: Sidney Jones, Rasul Douglas, Chandon Sullivan, Cre’von LeBlanc, and De’Vante Bausby.
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